Monday, June 8, 2020

Why Isn’t Andrew Sullivan Allowed to Write His Column?

So it appears the Snowflakes are really Frozen Ice Snowballs.

On the heels of the snowballs forcing out the op-ed editor of The New York Times (See: They Got Him: James Bennet Resigns as 'New York Times' Opinion Editor), they are responsible for blocking Andrew Sullivan coverage at New York magazine of the protests.

 Cockburn reports at The Spectator:
Cockburn understands that Sullivan is not just forbidden from writing for the New York magazine about the riots; his contract means he cannot write on the topic for another publication. He is therefore legally unable to write anything about the protests without losing his job — at the magazine that, in 1970,  published Radical Chic, Tom Wolfe’s brilliant and controversial excoriation of progressive piety. It’s the bonfire of the liberals!

Who cares about the First Amendment? Not the Maoists who are marching through NYC’s media institutions. Safetyism is their creed. Sullivan may be a very small ‘c’ conservative, in some ways, but he is really a committed liberal — an Obama-loving gay man who thinks that Trump’s ‘dangerous fantasies’ threaten America...

Sullivan, a source close to New York magazine reveals, has to have his work vetted by sensitive junior editors to make sure it doesn’t trigger them. If it passes their sniff testing, it can be published.

If this is how serious magazine and newspapers are treating their writers, Cockburn can’t help wondering what the future of journalism is in America.

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